We had some lovely response to our cruise competition round up so here is Septembers list for you! Good Luck and please do let me know if you win a cruise – especially if you need someone to come with you!!
Dover – there is a lot more to Britains oldest port than white cliffs – so make time on your visit for a little portExplore.…
Sitka, on the Pacific Coast of Barenof Island in Alaska, is one of the more unusual ports to see featured on an Alaskan itinerary. Originally built by Russian traders in the early 1800’s it has a very different feel to the wild west, gold rush mining towns that form most of the other ports of call in the area and is definitely worth a visit if you get the chance!!
I love a good competition don’t you? Especially once that might win you a cruise or cruise related goodies! I suddenly realised that there were a few I had entered that had closing dates coming up shortly so I thought it would be friendly to share them with you all – if you know ofContinue reading “Who’d like to win a cruise?!”
Here are Lucky, Nate and their entrepreneurial friends from Sitka, Alaska – who have changed my thoughts about cruising!! We found them encamped at the Sitka port shuttle terminus in town, where they had set up their picnic table stalls full of home baked cookies, decorated shells, homemade magnets and jewellery – some stalls were decoratedContinue reading “Meet Nate, my cruising epiphany!”
As I spend my life writing about cruising and what do to ashore in port I am often asked, “Which is the best port, which one is your favourite?” I can’t really answer because of course, I don’t have one! It is impossible, there are so many wonderful places that you can visit on aContinue reading “Is there such a thing as a Perfect Port?”
I wanted to share my thoughts on our ‘worst ever’ port excursion as we learnt some important lessons from it, both about what to ask about when booking a shore excursion and also about what we took ashore with us that day. We were visiting Laem Chabang in Thailand on a Princess Cruise, which isContinue reading “Worst excursion and most stressful day ashore ever!”
So on this particular morning our plan was simple…..Leave ship, get taxi, go to the fictional Honoré for a real rum punch in a fictional bar….,
I have a guilty secret! There Ive said it!! My family all know it and laugh at me behind my back but I have to admit it here and get it off my chest…….. I am obsessed with stationery. Every project, trip or holiday has to have a new folder, and the minute we evenContinue reading “My Guilty Secret…”
Leaving Southampton on a mini cruise to Bruges on a crisp November evening we were lucky to be treated to a spectacular sunset. The cruise was partly just to give us a chance to investigate the port and partly in order to give P&O another try, having become disillusioned with them a few years ago. WeContinue reading “Stormy solent delayed arrival”